Kotho | Larder


Category: Manjush
Location: Dhanau, Barmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Admixture (Mud, Hay, Dung), Earth (Mud), Metal, Wood
Admixture craft technique: Slab building
Earth craft technique: Lipan kaam
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This larder was called a kotho and was the only one of its kind recorded during the survey. A simple cuboidal structure was built using a mixture of mud, hay and dung. It had a lock on it since the lady used it to store valuables in it, as well as perishable food items.

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